Calderdale Archive Service Opening Times and Information

Contact Us


WYAS Calderdale

Central Library and Archives

Square Road




Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 0151


Opening hours

We are sorry to announce that the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices will be closing to the public from Thursday 5th November until further notice to comply with the latest Covid-19 Lockdown requirements for non-essential services and businesses in England.

We will continue to monitor our email and telephone messages where we are able to do so and will respond to essential enquiries where we can. We may experience delays in receiving any postal enquiries, please bear with us.

Please keep an eye out for updates on our website and social media channels for further information.


Microfilm available

Archive service microfilm will be available via the Local Studies Library in the Central Library.  For up to date opening hours for the Local Studies Library please see the Library website.  Please note, access to Local Studies is currently by appointment only due to existing Covid-19 restrictions.


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0151 or by email to make an appointment. 

To adhere to social distancing guidelines there will be 3 visitor spaces available to book per day.  You must order your documents at least one week in advance of your planned visit.  Staff will be able to advise you on how to access catalogues if you are unsure of the document reference numbers you need.  Please note that there is currently a limit on 6 documents per person, per visit.

To help ensure that our spaces are safe for both public and staff, and that we are following government guidelines, please read the office guidance before planning your visit. 

Public lockers for bags and coats are provided and are coin operated (£1 refundable).

Group talks and workshops

A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.



No refreshment facilities are available but cafes are a short walk away in Halifax Town Centre. Toilets are available.


How to find us

Car Parking

Parking is available across Halifax Town Centre, including Eureka! car park on Discovery Road and Woolshops car park on Charles Street.


We are approximately 300 metres from the Halifax Railway Station.


We are approximately 500 metres from the Halifax Bus Station.